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Titanic letter sells 200k: Last Titanic letter auctioned off in England

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A Titanic letter sells for 200k according to a report by CBC. The letter was hand-written by a passenger on the ship before it hit an iceberg. The letter was written on "Sunday afternoon" and described the "wonderful passage." The letter was written by Esther Hart on April 14, 1912 -- just hours before the ship crashed and sank killing over 1,500 people on board. Her daughter, Eva, penned a small message at the bottom.

"Auctioneer Andrew Aldridge said the handwritten note, which had belonged to a collector, was bought by an anonymous overseas telephone bidder during a sale in Devizes, western England," reports CBC. The letter sold for $200,000, beating the estimated sale price of $168,000.

The Titanic letter that sold for 200k was placed inside a pocket of Esther's husband's coat on the ship. He gave her the coat when he helped her onto a life raft with their 7-year-old daughter, Eva. Esther's husband, Benjamin Hart, died on that tragic day. Esther and her daughter, Eva, were rescued. The family had been traveling to Canada in hopes of starting a new life there. Their plans changed due to unforeseen circumstances but their story will live on forever -- thanks in part to the letter.

Esther died in 1928 and Eva passed away in 1996. The letter is still in good condition.

More on the Titanic letter that sold for 200k in the video above.



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